How to get ahead
this Christmas

However you might be celebrating

How to get ahead this Christmas

However you might be celebrating

We know that Christmas is going to feel very different this year. With our usual festivities and celebrations up in the air for 2020 (and the many challenges that might bring), we’ve made it our mission at Selfridges to not just ‘make-do’ this Christmas, but to discover exciting new ways to celebrate and make your celebrations feel extra-special. So, with a little over two months until Christmas Day, we’re getting a head-start on our festive planning – from scrolling through the best eco-friendly decorations, to booking in for an inspiring virtual shopping appointment, and discovering the most unique and extraordinary gifts – here’s how we’re helping you pre-plan a Christmas like no other. The early robin catches the worm…

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DECK YOUR HALLS, THE EARTH-CONSCIOUS WAY

Ok, so it might be a little bit too early to be putting up the Christmas Tree just yet, but many of us are already thinking about how to make this year’s celebrations more earth-conscious, so why not start with the decorations? As we unravel our trusty fairy lights and dust off last year’s baubles, we’re giving our trees bit of a lift for 2020 with some new and earth-conscious decoration brands that are all about reducing unnecessary waste (something that, let’s face it, often goes hand-in-hand with the festive season). We’ll be adding Koza Dereza and Nukuku’s adorable felt and recycled glass baubles to our tree branches this year, plus Paper Dream’s cheery paper bunting and garlands are perfect for adding an extra festive touch to the living room. For the super-organised among us, getting started on your Christmas-correspondence as early as possible is a no-brainer, made all the more easy with our line-up of forest-friendly paper Christmas cards from Five Dollar Shake and Belly Button. (Look out for the green product label to shop our earth-conscious designs!)

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START THE COUNTDOWN

Somethings definitely don’t need to change this year, and the time-honoured tradition of a brilliant advent calendar is one of them…

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BOOK IN A BRILLIANT (AND TRULY STRESS-FREE) HAMPER DELIVERY

There’s nothing quite like a hamper, stuffed to the brim with all of our favourite goodies, to get us into the Christmas spirit. (Especially when we can just get our favourite festive treats delivered straight to our door, avoiding that last-minute food run.) Whether you’re ordering a Classic Hamper for yourself at home, complete with all the food and wine you’ll need to see you through Christmas Day, or you’re sending something special to a loved one you may not be able to celebrate with this year, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, with vegan and alcohol-free options available we’ve got a basket of treats that’ll suit everyone’s tastes. For the full run-down, click here. Get yours ordered now ready for a very special delivery from the 18th of December.

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TICK OFF THE LITTLE TRICKY GIFTS

Why leave the stocking filler gifts until last? This year we’re getting super organised and ticking the tricky little gifts off first, leaving us plenty of time to get the big gifts (and everything else) sorted later. From bright and cheery reusable tote bags to adorable mugs and cheery little homeware pieces or fun games to play; it’s the little things that can raise the biggest smiles.

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GET EXPERT ADVICE WHEREVER, WHENEVER

Nowhere does Christmas like Selfridges, and our in-store shopping and style experts certainly know a thing or two about making it extra special, no matter how you’re celebrating. Got a particularly tricky family member to buy for? Our gifting experts, the Elfridges, will scour our store from top-to-bottom to find the perfect present with their encyclopaedic present-buying knowledge. Or if it’s a new outfit or make-up look you’re after, our virtual beauty and styling appointments are just the ticket for some make-over inspiration courtesy of our most stylish fashion and beauty experts.

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GET EXPERT ADVICE WHEREVER, WHENEVER

Celebrating Christmas a bit differently this year? Yep, us too. While we may not have the usual office party, and calendar-full of events planned in, we’ll be having a blast with our bubble at home, enjoying the joy of dressing up and saying goodbye to 2020's loungewear uniform. Our friends at Hurr Collective can help with that – rent something glitzy and fabulous and make the dining room feel like the swankiest restaurant in town. (And then, pop it back to us once you’re all partied out. Perfect.)

Need more gifting inspiration?

We’re not ones to brag, but we’re pretty good at presents here at Selfridges…